1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly.
2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.]
That sliding science hath me made so bare. --Chaucer.
Sliding friction Mech., the resistance one body meets with in sliding along the surface of another, as distinguished from rolling friction.
Sliding gunter Naut., a topmast arranged with metallic fittings so as to be hoisted and lowered by means of halyards.
Sliding keel Naut, a movable keel, similar to a centeboard.
Sliding pair. Mech. See the Note under Pair, n., 7.
Sliding rule. Same as Slide rule, under Slide, n.
Sliding scale. (a) A scale for raising or lowering imposts in proportion to the fall or rise of prices. (b) A variable scale of wages or of prices. (c) A slide rule.
Sliding ways Naut., the timber guides used in launching a vessel.
adj : being a smooth continuous motion